News - 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

AOS Faculty Member Tom Delworth is the lead author of a new study that uses three GFDL climate models to study the mechanisms behind the hiatus in global warming over the last decade and their possible relationship to southwestern U.S. drought. This study suggests that a majority of the drought in the southwestern U.S.

Friday, May 1, 2015

A new study coauthored by AOS Faculty Member David Medvigy determined the minimum amount of rainfall needed to sustain rainforests. The researchers also found surprisingly large differences in the amount of water available to rainforests in different parts of the world.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Observation and numerical climate model prediction do not always match when it comes to atmospheric temperature trends in Earth's tropics.

Friday, Apr 10, 2015

Congratulations to Rebecca Asch, a postdoc in the Sarmiento Group, who was awarded the best early career scientist presentation for her talk titled "Projected Mismatches Between the Phenology of Phytoplankton Blooms and Fish Spawning Based on the GFDL Earth System Model (ESM2M)" at the Third International Symposium on the...

Monday, Mar 23, 2015

AOS Associate Resarch Scholars Fabien Paulot and Jingqiu Mao are coauthors of a new paper that has important implications for the prediction and management of future ozone air quality.  The study uses observations and simulations to diagnose the sensitivity of August surface...

Sunday, Mar 15, 2015

CICS Associate Director Sonya Legg, an AOS faculty member, is coauthor of a new article featured in a special issue of Oceanography "Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later."  The article " The Impact of MPOWIR: A Decade of Investing in Mentoring Women...

Friday, Mar 13, 2015

A recent study led by former AOS Postdoctoral Research Associate Angelique Melet (LEGOS, France), in collaboration with former AOS Associate Research Scholar Max Nikurashin (University of Tasmania), examines how the energy transferred from geostrophic eddies to lee-waves (small-scale underwater waves over bumpy...

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015

The observed decline in summer Arctic sea ice has often been attributed, in large part, to the increase in greenhouse gases. However, the contributions from internal low-frequency variability in the climate system are not well understood.

Sunday, Mar 1, 2015

A symposium honoring 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal Awardee Suki Manabe will be held on Monday, April 20th from 9:00 to 12:30 pm in the Friend Center.  In this symposium, talks will examine advances that have been made in understanding climate change and the future challenges that remain in developing a predictive understanding...

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015

A recent study led by AOS Associate Research Scholar Liwei Jia demonstrates skillful seasonal prediction of near-surface air temperature and precipitation over land using a new high-resolution climate model developed at GFDL, called FLOR.  The study ...